From its beginnings in the 1880s the House of Bianchini-Férier has been associated with the world's most luxurious silks. The Lyonnais firm first achieved widespread recognition for a collection of silk velvets and brocades shown at the Paris Exposition of 1889.
Working in close association with the leading couturiers of the day like Lanvin, Worth and Patou, Bianchini-Férier created fabrics which are considered standards today, but for which the company held the original copyright. Among them are charmeuse and georgette.
The post-war period saw the expansion of their scarf manufacturing for Hermès and Jacques Fath and from the early sixties, Bianchini Férier created superb designs for Givenchy, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Nina Ricci and YSL.
In order to showcase their designs, a limited number of folios were created as artwork to be framed. We have two for sale, another will be added shortly. These are meticulously drawn birds, rendered in silk devore, or burn out velvet. The condition is very good, although the silk is slightly rippled under the glass. Please look at the picture closely. Mounted by hand and numbered, they are a unique tribute to this influential textile firm.
10.5" X 13.5"